Relocation Lawyer Serving Jackson
Looking to move away? Want to know how it will affect custody?
Legal separation or relocation is emotionally draining for parents and children. The discussion and negotiation of the asset and debt division, parenting agreement and
visitation and careful arranging of schedules to accommodate children's activities and quality parenting time takes cooperation and persistence. When the custodial parent decides to move away to another state or country, a whole new set of issues are raised. The relocating parent must obtain the court's permission to move or get the other parent to consent to the move which could mean
support and custody modifications will be necessary. A move out of state with the children without consent or a court order can have serious consequences. If you are confronted with a relocation dispute, it is vital that you consult a
Jackson family attorney for assistance.
Move Away or Relocation Matters in Jackson
Usually the best option is to discuss the situation with the other parent to arrange an agreeable solution. If this proves too difficult, mediation is often an effective tool in resolving differences on important issues like this. When no resolution can be found the matter must be placed in the hands of the court for a judicial decision. The court will consider a number of factors before making a decision. There must be a valid reason for the move such as remarriage or new employment.
The court will look at the circumstances of the other parent and the feasibility of maintaining the child-parent relationship. The advantages and disadvantages to the child or children will have the greatest influence and the court is primarily concerned with the best interests of the child. A skilled relocation attorney can provide valuable advice and insight and will work tirelessly to help to resolve the situation.
In a relocation dispute, the burden of proof is great. The court must be convinced that your application meets the criteria set forth in applicable case law. You will need a relocation lawyer with extensive experience in high-conflict custody and relocation cases. For a strategy which can assist you to achieve your goals, call The Law Office of Rachel S. Cotrino, LLC.
Contact a Jackson relocation attorney at the firm for help in resolving any relocation or move away issues.